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Premieres & My Picks September 16 – 22

This week will be quite a bit busier as several new and returning programs are premiering; also we finally bid farewell to a popular series. Monday 9/16 8:00 PM – Bones (Fox), Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 9:00 PM – Sleepy Hollow (Fox) Tuesday 9/17 8:00 PM – Dads (Fox) 8:30 PM – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) 9:00 PM – The New Girl (Fox) 9:30 PM – The Mindy Project (Fox) Wednesday 9/18 8:00 PM – Survivor: Blood vs. Water (CBS)… Read More »

Watch this (week of March 3)

SUNDAY In the new drama “Red Widow” (9 p.m., ABC), a suburban mom (Radha Mitchell) is thrust into a life of organized crime after her husband is killed. [youtube cZbQHeYLQwQ] On “Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS), the contestants are in New Zealand, and an injury threatens to end the race for one pair. After a couple of weeks off, “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS) returns with a new episode that has Elsbeth continuing her defense of Eli against a… Read More »

Watch this (week of Jan. 6)

Now that the holidays are over, the kids are headed back to school and many people have less down-time to watch TV, the winter season kicks off.  Some highlights from this week: SUNDAY The networks kick off the week with the return of many favorites. Among them: Fox’s animated comedy block is all new, starting at 8 p.m. with “The Simpsons,” followed by new episodes of “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m.),  “Family Guy” (9 p.m.) and “American Dad” (9:30 p.m.). Season… Read More »

Watch this (week of Dec. 2)

Like that Thanksgiving turkey, the TV schedule has been picked clean, of debuts at least. (January, however, looks to be a very busy month.) So, what to watch? Fortunately, many old favorites are still showing first-run episodes… for now. Here’s a sampling of what’s on this week.  SUNDAY Arguably the best night of TV, on CBS, there are new episodes of “The Amazing Race” (8 p.m.) and “The Good Wife” (9 p.m.), while ABC has a new “Once Upon a… Read More »

How are new shows doing?

This season’s first casualty was the CW’s legal dramedy “Made in Jersey,” which was canceled after just two episodes. Here’s a look at how some of the other new shows are doing. “Revolution,” (10 p.m. Monday, NBC) Should you watch? This show takes place 15 years after a big blackout left the world in the dark. Interesting premise, sometimes shaky execution. And some of the characters’ actions can be a little infuriating. Last week, for example, when the group attempted… Read More »

New fall TV shows

For the next few weeks, the networks will try to suck you in with all those bright and shiny new shows… and then about a month after that, they’ll start being quietly canceled. Well, not all of them, of course. Which ones are you going to watch? I’m most interested in “Last Resort,” “Nashville,” “Ben and Kate,” “Animal Practice” and “Revolution.” Then again, I’m also kinda intrigued by “The New Normal,” “Elementary” and “666 Park Avenue.” What can I say…… Read More »

What’s ahead for CW, ABC and CBS?

This week, the CW, ABC and CBS announced their fall lineups. A quick looks and what’s coming…and what’s going. CW While some other networks are betting on comedies, the CW is sticking with dramas: “The Carrie Diaries” (a “Sex and the City” prequel about Carrie’s early years), which will debut midseason, a “Beauty and the Beast” reboot, comic book drama “Arrow,” and “Emily Owens, M.D.,” about an attractive, young doctor (which will be paired with the returning “Hart of Dixie,”… Read More »